2019 Theater Award Winners

Congratulations to all our winners!

Community Champion Award:
Bert Silverberg
Improv / Audience Participation:
Providence Improv Guild
Youth Production of the Year:
Once On This Island, Academy Players
Favorite Ensemble:
The Rocky Horror Show, OUT LOUD

Best Concessions:
Trinity Rep
Bombastic Fight Choreography:
Victoria Casillo, West Side Story, New Bedford Festival Theatre
Best-est Fests:
PVD Fest
Favorite Variety Show/Cabaret:
Theatre by the Sea Cabaret
Favorite Spoken Word Artist:
Jay Walker
Dance Performance of the Year:
“The Colors of Love and Light,” Choreographers Shana Marceau and Lori Broess, State Ballet of RI

Dance Collaboration of the Year:
“Convergence,” curated by Miki Ohlsen, Island Moving Company at the GAMM Theatre
Set Design – College:
Luke Sutherland, American Idiot, CCRI
Costume Design – College:
Marcia Zammarelli, Rocky Horror Show, RIC

Choreography – College:
Laura Minadeo & Kira Hawkridge, Green Day’s American Idiot, CCRI
Best Male Performance – College:
Frank Gilleese as Tunney, Green Day’s American Idiot, CCRI
Best Female Performance – College:
Katie Russell as Johnny, American Idiot, CCRI
Best Direction – College:
Theodore Clement, Green Day’s American Idiot, CCRI
Production of the Year – College / University:
Green Day’s American Idiot, CCRI

Supporting Male in a Musical – Professional:
Stephen Thorne as Orin Scrivello, Little Shop of Horrors, Trinity
Supporting Female in a Musical – Professional:
Paige Barlow as Small Alison, Fun Home, The Wilbury Group
Male Lead in a Musical – Professional:
Jude Sandy as Seymour, Little Shop of Horrors, Trinity
Favorite Musical Production Number:
“Seize the Day,” Disney’s Newsies, Academy Players
Best Choreography:
Kira Hawkridge, The Rocky Horror Show, OUT LOUD
Best Musical Direction:
Emily Turtle, The Rocky Horror Show, OUT LOUD
Director of a Musical – Professional:
Tyler Dobrowsky, Little Shop of Horrors, Trinity Rep
Musical of the Year – Professional:
Little Shop of Horrors, Trinity Rep
Supporting Male in a Musical – Community / Independent:
Christopher Margadonna as Dennis, All Shook Up, The Community Players
Male Lead in a Musical – Community / Independent:
Kevin Broccoli as Hedwig, Hedwig & the Angry Inch, Academy Players
Female Lead in a Musical – Community / Independent:
Megan Mahoney as Katherine, Disney’s Newsies, Academy Players
Supporting Female in a Musical – Community / Independent:
Chelsea Cook as Magenta, The Rocky Horror Show, OUT LOUD
Director of a Musical – Community / Independent:
Kira Hawkridge, The Rocky Horror Show, OUT LOUD
Musical of the Year – Community / Independent:
The Rocky Horror Show, OUT LOUD

Set Design – Professional:
Max Ponticelli, Constellations, The Wilbury Group
Costume Design – Professional:
Kara Harmon, black odyssey, Trinity
Supporting Male – Professional:
Richard Donelly as Saul, True West, Gamm
Supporting Female – Professional:
Rae Mancini as Mother, True West, Gamm
Best Male Lead – Professional:
Joe Wilson Jr. as Ulysses Lincoln, black odyssey, Trinity
Best Female Lead – Professional:
Octavia Chavez-Richmond as Marisol, Marisol, Trinity
Best Direction – Professional:
Jude Sandy & Joe Wilson, Jr., black odyssey, Trinity
Production of the Year – Professional:
black odyssey, Trinity
Favorite New Work – Professional:
The Song of Summer, by Lauren Yee, Trinity
Set Design – Community:
Kyle Renee, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Academy Players
Costume Design – Community:
Victoria Ezikovich, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Academy Players
Supporting Male – Community:
Derek Smith as Macduff, Macbeth, CCRI Summer Rep
Supporting Female – Community:
Marcia Layden as Grandma Emma, Over the River and Through the Woods, The Players at Barker Playhouse
Female Lead – Community:
Rain Blair Jolicoeur as Joan of Arc, Saint Joan, RISE
Favorite New Work – Community:
The Count of Monte Cristo, adapted by Gordon Dell, RISE
Best Direction – Community:
Rachel Hanauer, The Diary of Anne Frank, Arctic

Production of the Year – Community:
The Diary of Anne Frank, Arctic Playhouse
Set Design – Independent:
Christopher Simpson / Rebecca Magnotta, Little Shop of Horrors, CTC
Costume Design – Independent:
Emma Impagliazzo/Trey Hendley, Rocky Horror Show, OUT LOUD
Supporting Female – Independent:
Catia Ramos as Euridice, Polaroid Stories, Burbage

Supporting Male – Independent:
Andrew Iacovelli as George Gibbs, Our Town, Burbage
Male Lead – Independent :
Jeff Church as Thom Paine, Thom Paine, Burbage
Female Lead – Independent:
Vivienne Carrette as Lizzie, Lizzie Borden, Lizzie Borden, Epic
Direction – Independent
Jeff Church, Shakespeare in Love, Burbage
Production of the Year – Independent:
Our Town, Burbage
Favorite New Work – Independent:
American Drag by Kevin Broccoli, EPIC
Lighting Design – College:
Steve Williams – American Idiot, CCRI
Sound Design – College:
Michael Costagliola – Tick Tick… BOOM!, Brown University/Trinity Rep
Lighting Design – Professional:
Cha See – Marisol – Trinity Rep
Sound Design – Professional:
Andy Russ, Hype Man: A BreakBeat Play, The Wilbury Group
Lighting Design – Community:
C. Richard Koster/Adam Ramsey – Almost, Maine, TCP
Sound Design – Community:
Terry Shea – Deathtrap, The Players at Barker Playhouse
Lighting Design – Independent:
Jessica Winward – Shakespeare in Love
Sound Design – Independent:
Terry Shea – Lizzie Borden, Lizzie Borden, Epic
Stage Manager of the Year:
Samantha Gaus – The Revolutionists, Epic
The Nazo Devised Theater Award:
We Built the U.S. – Ron Lewis with CPTC
Male Lead – Community:
Terry Shea (Sidney Bruhl) Deathtrap, The Players/Barker
Female Lead in a Musical – Professional:
Despite 4,547 votes cast, we had our first official tie:
Rebecca Gibel (Audrey), Little Shop of Horrors, Trinity
Rachael Warren as Alison Bechdel, Fun Home, The Wilbury Group

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